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05 MAY

NEXT EVENT VOL 27

PechaKucha Miami teams up again with Red Flag Magazine for another round of PechaKucha "Activate!"  Red Flag Magazine is a 501c3 nonprofit publication with the mission to inspire activism. The theme of this evening of 20x20 is "Natural Selections: Part II"and will bring together artists, activists, scientists and authors around the themes of nature conservation and environmental activism through a creative lens. The event is being hosted by Nicole Davis, founder of Red Flag Magazine and this event is by invitation only, but will be available online.  Click here for more information on Red Flag Magazine.

PRESENTERS

Fernando Bretos - Director of The Reclamation Project at the Miami Science Museum

Xavier Cortada -  Artist/Activist

Lauren Ordway - Associate Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Tanya Pergola - Author of Time Is Cows: Timeless Wisdom of the Maasai; founder of Terrawatu Foundation and cofounder of The Healing Safaris (Tanzania)

Christina Pettersson - Artist

Nathaniel Sandler - Author of The Curious Vault and founder of Bookleggers Library 

 

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Product Design & Rapid Prototyping

BY WERNER BLUMENTHAL
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Werner Blumenthal discusses the different types of technology in 3D printing today, including the process of researching, engineering, and prototyping that must be done to create products quickly and efficiently. 

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3D-Printed for Daily Life

BY OSCAR GLOTTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Architect Oscar Glottman talks about MGX by Materialise, a company which uses 3D printing technology to create items that can be incorporated into daily life. With creations ranging from jewelry to furniture, 3D printing utilizes both mathematic equations and organic compositions to create unique, usable designs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2014.

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Mathematics with 3D Printing

BY KEN BAKER
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ken Baker speaks on the progression of mathematics in 3D printing, including experimentation with sense of depth, curves, planes, and symmetry. 

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Far Out & East

BY SARAH MICHELLE RUPERT
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Sarah Michelle Rupert represents Girls' Club, a non-profit private foundation and exhibition space which was created to educate the public and nurture careers of contemporary female artists. She focuses on the art of Su-en Wong, who creates pieces influenced by social realism, duality, and self-identity formation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 6, 2014.

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Feminism Through Art

BY ALPESH KANTILAL PATEL
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alpesh Kantilal Patel showcases art exhibits that challenge gender and sexuality norms. International feminism and liberation of women are emphasized in this combination of art and activism. 

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People of Two Spirits

BY HOUSTON CYPRESS
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Houston Cypress, of the Miccosukee Native American tribe, speaks of the "two-spirit" phenomena within Native American culture. He approaches the subject stating that this idea is not so much a sexual orientation but a gender analysis. Houston gives us great examples of transgender aboriginal peoples serving all sorts of roles within their communities, and discusses his personal experiences coming out. 

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The LBGT Archives

BY EMERY GRANT
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Emery Grant represents the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, an institution working to become recognized as the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender museum in the US. He discusses origin of the Stonewall's collection, delves a bit into LBGT history, and speaks about the future of the LBGT human rights movement.  

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In Vogue

BY DANIELA MONTOYA
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Mixed-media artist Daniela Montoya conducted her master's thesis on the ballroom community dance known as "Vogue". Daniela's research work on this subculture revealed a unique heirarchy and kinship system including titles like "mother" and "sister" and she exounds upon the influence the vogue subculture has had upon pop culture.

 

MIAMI Blog

3D-Printed for Daily Life

Ready to use, hot off the 3D-presses!
Architect Oscar Glottman talks about a unique 3D-printing technology called MGX by Materialise. In "3D-Printed for Daily Life" from PKN Miami Vol. 23, we learn that the defining feature of this particular method allows products to be printed from the machine nearly completly assembled. With creations ranging from jewelry to furniture, 3D printing utilizes both mathematic equations and organic compositions to create unique, usable designs that are ready to use not long after their creation. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Carl Hildebrand

    Going on seven years I've enjoyed bringing Miami's best and brightest together through Pecha Kucha Miami whether it be at the Rooftop Garden in the Miami Design District, Fairchild Tropical Garden, AIA National Convention, Bass Museum, or Wolfsonian- FIU. I celebrated my twentieth event December 6th, 2012 on the theme of Contemporary Art in the Digital Age for Art Basel Miami Beach with speakers flying in from as far away as New York to present to a full house. After the event, everyone who attended continued their "chit chats" on the roof top terrace where DJ Natalia took us well into the night. Now I'm looking forward to the next twenty events, starting this coming year working with new presenters at new venues on topics such as typography, sustainability, work process and practice, social innovation, and resilience... PRESONAL NOTE - My biggest Pecha Kucha Miami fans are my parents. Bless them!